Between 1992 and 1994 Jaguar were back in the supercar business with the sleek Jaguar XJ220. In fact, for a brief time, between the Bugatti EB110 and the McLaren F1, it was the fastest road car in the world.
The Jaguar XJS was a grand tourer introduced by Jaguar in 1975 and which continued in production until 1996.
In some ways, as the most sporty Jaguar, it was a replacement for the E-Type but it probably appealed to different types of customers. I always felt it was a car for the successful middle aged rather than pop stars and footballers.
The seductive curves of the E-Type had gone, leaving a more angular but still stylish car. It’s longevity showed that it was popular.
Motoring Videos Of The Jaguar XJS
Old Top Gear 1991
Old Top Gear 1992 – Porsche 968 & Jaguar XJS
Old Top Gear Mitsubishi 3000GT, Mazda RX7 & Jaguar XJS from 1993
Scale Models Of The Jaguar XJS
All of the following made models of the car:
1:43 New Ray
The Jaguar SS100 is a 2-seat sports car built between 1936 and 1940. The 100 refers to its ability to travel at 100 mph, a noteable achievement at the time.
Before the second world war, the company that became Jaguar was called SS Cars Ltd and had its origins in Swallow Sidecar Company. Production stopped in 1940 and the company was tactfully renamed Jaguar when the war ended.
The SS100 has since become known as the Jaguar SS100.